Jackie Chan

Biography

Jackie Chan, born Chan Kong-sang, is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1970s and has appeared in over 100 films.

Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a cultural icon, Chan has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. Chan is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.

Chan was born on April 7, 1954, in Victoria Peak, in the former Crown colony of Hong Kong, as Chan Kong-sang (meaning "born in Hong Kong") to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War. He was nicknamed Paopao (Chinese: 炮炮, literally meaning "Cannonball") because he was such a big baby, weighing 12 pounds, or about 5.4 kgs. Since his parents worked for the French Consul to Hong Kong, Chan spent his formative years within the grounds of the consul's residence in the Victoria Peak district. Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island, where he failed his first year, after which his parents withdrew him from the school.

In 1960, his father immigrated to Canberra, Australia, to work as the head cook for the American embassy, and Chan was sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-yuen. Chan trained rigorously for the next decade, excelling in martial arts and acrobatics. He eventually became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group made up of the school's best students, gaining the stage name Yuen Lo in homage to his master. Chan became close friends with fellow group members Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, the three of them later to be known as the Three Brothers or Three Dragons. At the age of 17, he worked as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon under the stage name Chan Yuen Lung.   He received his first starring role later that year, in Little Tiger of Canton, which had a limited release in Hong Kong in 1973.

Jackie Chan, born Chan Kong-sang, is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1970s and has appeared in over 100 films.

Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a cultural icon, Chan has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. Chan is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.

Chan was born on April 7, 1954, in Victoria Peak, in the former Crown colony of Hong Kong, as Chan Kong-sang (meaning "born in Hong Kong") to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War. He was nicknamed Paopao (Chinese: 炮炮, literally meaning "Cannonball") because he was such a big baby, weighing 12 pounds, or about 5.4 kgs. Since his parents worked for the French Consul to Hong Kong, Chan spent his formative years within the grounds of the consul's residence in the Victoria Peak district. Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island, where he failed his first year, after which his parents withdrew him from the school.

In 1960, his father immigrated to Canberra, Australia, to work as the head cook for the American embassy, and Chan was sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-yuen. Chan trained rigorously for the next decade, excelling in martial arts and acrobatics. He eventually became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group made up of the school's best students, gaining the stage name Yuen Lo in homage to his master. Chan became close friends with fellow group members Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, the three of them later to be known as the Three Brothers or Three Dragons. At the age of 17, he worked as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon under the stage name Chan Yuen Lung.   He received his first starring role later that year, in Little Tiger of Canton, which had a limited release in Hong Kong in 1973.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 145

Birthday 1954-04-07

Place of Birth Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://jackiechan.com/

Also Known As

  • Джеки Чан
  • 成龙
  • 成龍

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Ninjago as Master Wu (voice)
2016 Kung Fu Yoga as Jack
2016 The Foreigner as Quan
2016 Railroad Tigers
2016 Skiptrace as Bennie Chan
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 as Monkey (voice)
2016 Super Eunuch
2015 Dragon Blade as Huo An
2014 As the Light Goes Out
2013 Police Story: Lockdown as Detective Zhong Wen
2012 Chinese Zodiac as Jackie / Asian Hawk
2011 1911 as Huang Xing
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 as Monkey (voice)
2011 Shaolin as Wu Dao
2010 Running Man(1 episode)
2010 The Karate Kid as Mr. Han
2010 Little Big Soldier as The Liang soldier
2010 The Spy Next Door as Bob Ho
2009 The Founding of a Republic
2009 Jackie Chan - Seine spektakulärsten Kämpfe
2009 Looking for Jackie as Himself
2009 How Bruce Lee Changed the World as Himself
2009 Shinjuku Incident as Steelhead
2008 Wushu as cameo
2008 Kung Fu Panda as Master Monkey (voice)
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom as Old Hop/ Lu Yan
2007 Rush Hour 3 as Chief Insp. Lee
2006 Rob-B-Hood as Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho)
2005 The Myth as General Meng Yi
2004 New Police Story as Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing
2004 The Twins Effect II as Lord of Armour
2004 Around the World in 80 Days as Passepartout / Lau Xing
2004 Enter the Phoenix as Client of Julie (Cameo)
2003 Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family as Jackie Chan
2003 The Medallion as Eddie Yang
2003 The Twins Effect as Jackie Fong
2003 Shanghai Knights as Chon Wang
2003 Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu as Himself
2002 Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious as himself
2002 The Tuxedo as Jimmy Tong
2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies as Wong Fei-Hung (archive footage)
2001 Rush Hour 2 as Chief Insp. Lee
2001 The Accidental Spy as Buck Yuen / Jackie Chan
2001 Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour as Джеки Чан
2000 Jackie Chan Adventures(1 episode)
2000 Jackie Chan Adventures(88 episodes) as Himself
2000 Shanghai Noon as Chon Wang
1999 Gen-X Cops as Poor Fisherman
1999 Jackie Chan: My Stunts as Himself
1999 King of Comedy as Stunt double on set [cameo]
1999 Gorgeous as C.N. Chan
1998 Rush Hour as Chief Insp. Lee
1998 Jackie Chan: My Story as Himself
1998 Burn Hollywood, Burn
1998 Who Am I? as Lee / Who am I
1997 Mr. Nice Guy as Jackie
1997 Police Story 4: First Strike as Insp. Chan Ka Kui
1996 Top Fighter 2: Deadly China Dolls
1995 Die Harald Schmidt Show(1 episode)
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1995 Thunderbolt as Jackie Chan Feng Jim
1995 Top Fighter as Himself
1995 Rumble in the Bronx as Keung
1994 The Legend of Drunken Master as Wong Fei-hung
1993 Project S as Insp. Chan Ka Kui [cameo]
1993 Crime Story as Inspector Eddie Chan
1993 City Hunter as Ryo Saeba
1992 Martin(2 episodes)
1992 Police Story 3: Supercop as Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng
1992 Twin Dragons as Ma Yau / Wan Ming
1992 A Kid from Tibet as Man at airport
1991 Armour of God II: Operation Condor as Jackie Condor (Jackie Chan)
1990 Island of Fire as Da Chui / Steve
1990 The Best of the Martial Arts Films as Himself
1989 Miracles: Mr. Canton and Lady Rose as Kuo Chen-Wah
1988 Police Story 2 as Chan Ka Kui
1988 Dragons Forever as Jackie Lung
1987 Project A Part 2 as Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung
1986 Armour of God as Jackie Condor (Jackie Chan)
1986 Naughty Boys as Prisoner
1985 Police Story as Chan Ka Kui
1985 Heart of the Dragon as Fung / Ah Tad / Tat
1985 Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars as Muscles
1985 The Protector as Billy Wong
1985 My Lucky Stars as Muscles
1984 Wheels on Meals as Thomas
1984 Cannonball Run II as Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer
1984 Pom Pom as Motorcycle Cop #2
1983 Project A as Dragon Mi Yong
1983 Fire Dragon as Alan
1983 Fearless Hyena Part II as Chan Lung
1983 Fantasy Mission Force as Sammy
1983 Winners & Sinners as Cop #7086
1982 Dragon Lord as Dragon
1981 The Cannonball Run as Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver
1981 The Chinese Detective(1 episode)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1980 The Big Brawl as Jerry Kwan
1980 The Young Master as Lung
1980 The invincible fighter
1979 Dragon Fist as Tang Hao Yun
1979 Fearless Hyena as Shing Lung
1979 Master with Cracked Fingers as Ah Lung (Hsiao Hu)
1978 Spiritual Kung Fu as Yi-Lang
1978 Drunken Master as Wong Fei-Hung
1978 Half a Loaf of Kung Fu as Master Chang
1978 Magnificent Bodyguards as Ting Chung
1978 Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin as Hsu Yin-Fung
1978 Snake in the Eagle's Shadow as Chien Fu
1977 To Kill with Intrigue as Cao Lei (as Chen Lung)
1977 The Face Behind the Mask
1977 The 36 Crazy Fists as Man in opening scene [cameo]
1976 Shaolin Wooden Men as Little Mute
1976 The Killer Meteors as Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin
1976 The Hand of Death as Little Tan
1976 New Fist of Fury as Ah Lung
1976 The Himalayan
1975 Pai an jing ji
1975 All in the Family as Hsiao Tang
1974 The Golden Lotus as Pear Hawker Yun
1973 Cub Tiger From Kwang Tung as Ah Lung / Jackie (as Chan Yuan Lung)
1973 Chinese Hercules
1973 Fists Of The Double K
1973 Enter the Dragon
1973 The Awaken Punch
1973 Police Woman as Gang Leader
1973 Facets of Love as Xiao Liu
1973 Attack of the Kung Fu Girls as Japanese extra
1973 Fist of Unicorn
1973 Fist of Anger as Shi Tzer
1972 Brutal Boxer as Thug
1972 Hapkido as Blackbear Student
1971 A Touch of Zen
1971 The Angry River
1971 The Blade Spares None as Fighter
1970 Lady of Steel as a poor child
1962 Big and Little Wong Tin Bar as Kid
1962 The 7 Tyrants of Jiangnan
1900 Shanghai Dawn as Chon Wang

Production

2015 Dragon Blade … Producer
2012 Chinese Zodiac … Producer
2005 The Myth … Executive Producer
2005 House of Fury … Executive Producer
2004 New Police Story … Executive Producer
2004 Around the World in 80 Days … Executive Producer
2003 The Medallion … Executive Producer
2001 The Accidental Spy … Producer
2000 Shanghai Noon … Executive Producer
1999 Gen-X Cops … Executive Producer
1999 Jackie Chan: My Stunts … Producer
1999 Gorgeous … Producer
1995 Thunderbolt … Producer
1992 Police Story 3: Supercop … Executive Producer
1992 The Shootout … Producer
1990 Story of Kennedy Town … Producer
1988 Rouge … Producer
1986 Naughty Boys … Producer

Directing

2012 Chinese Zodiac … Director
2011 1911 … Director
1999 Jackie Chan: My Stunts … Director
1998 Jackie Chan: My Story … Director
1998 Who Am I? … Director
1991 Armour of God II: Operation Condor … Director
1989 Miracles: Mr. Canton and Lady Rose … Director
1988 Police Story 2 … Director
1987 Project A Part 2 … Director
1986 Armour of God … Director
1985 Police Story … Director
1983 Project A … Director
1982 Dragon Lord … Director
1980 The Young Master … Director
1979 Fearless Hyena … Director

Writing

2012 Chinese Zodiac … Writer
2010 Little Big Soldier … Writer
2006 Rob-B-Hood … Writer
1999 Gorgeous … Screenplay
1998 Who Am I? … Screenplay
1991 Armour of God II: Operation Condor … Screenplay
1989 Miracles: Mr. Canton and Lady Rose … Writer
1988 Police Story 2 … Screenplay
1987 Project A Part 2 … Writer
1986 Armour of God … Screenplay
1983 Project A … Writer
1980 The Young Master … Screenplay

Crew

2011 1911 … Stunt Coordinator
1995 Thunderbolt … Choreographer
1991 Armour of God II: Operation Condor … Choreographer
1983 Project A … Choreographer
1975 The Young Dragons … Choreographer
1973 Supermen Against the Orient … Choreographer

Art

1985 Police Story … Art Direction
1980 The invincible fighter … Production Design

Sound

2001 Shaolin Soccer … Music

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